Thursday, December 13, 2012

Spread Love & Beauty

I have made some truly wonderful friends through blogging and through my love of art. I think sometimes that I was destined to meet some of you, like the Universe knew we should touch one anothers' lives in some way, though we are miles and miles apart.

When my children were small, I read a book to them called Miss Rumphius. It was about making the world more beautiful, and finding your path in life that would accomplish this.  Adding beauty to the world; what a great life goal! I still talk about this book often, and still read it to my second grade students. Our own way of adding beauty to the world is personal and different for each one of us.

You may have read my blog posts in July when I told you that I went to San Francisco for the first time, with my husband. The best parts of this city were the hours spent with a blog friend, Kristine. Kristine and I "met" a couple of years ago, online, through love of colorful photography...and quickly discovered that we had more in common- and lots of laughs. But what struck me the most at first was her soft-spoken, generous, genuinely kind & caring ways, AND the amazing wire art sculptures she created!

The first time I saw her art, I had goosebumps, shivers, tears in my eyes.

How could anyone work hard, stiff, thick wire...into soft, breathing, fluid folds of  seamless fabric beauty? Wire comes to life in Kristine Mays' fingers.

Gallery: Krsitine's donation to the aids auction
Kristine is inviting us to be a part of her art journey, as her path leads to New Orleans. This city, whose rich cultural background blends with her art spirit, has galleries that spread the beauty in the world. Galleries that would allow more eyes to view Kristine's art.

Click this link, learn more about the Adventure and how you can help make this goal possible for a friend who is working and creating...and spreading love and beauty.

Thank you!


Introverted Art said...

wow Kathy, her art is amazing. So creative and unique. I love each one of them.

missy k said...

What a lovely post.... I hadn't realised at first glance the dress was made of wire!!!! I thought maybe you were going to a party!!!!!

The tutu is amazing!!!!!

Blogging friends are great.... they are like the new 'pen pals' of old - only much much better!!!!!


Kristin said...

WOW - awesome! I can see why you got goosebumps! xoxo

Createology said...

Kristine is a true artist and her wire sculptures are indeed amazing. She also has a generous soul. Through blogging we connect with wonderful friends we would not otherwise be able to meet. Creative Bliss Dear...

Linda R said...

Here Art is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Hoping you are enjoying your holiday season my friend.


DancingMooney ♥ said...

Wow, her work is beautiful!!! I remember your posts about meeting her, and had visited her blog quietly at times, but never saw her work, it's amazing! Clicking your link now to find out more! ♥

Jennifer Richardson said...

Christine is wonderful
and i've loved Miss Rumphius
for a long time
(although I don't think I honored her by spelling her name correctly!)
love and lupines to you,

Juls said...

wow that artwork is AMAZING!!! Hugs Juls

Shahrul Niza said...

WOWW!!. She is amazing, Kathy!!. TFS with us :). I'm off to check her out :).

beth said...

meeting bloggers in real life has been one of my greatest joys.....

someday i hope you're on that list of mine :)